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Groups & Workshops

Online scheduling is unavailable.

If you are new to CAPS and would like to speak with a counselor, please call 402-472-7450 and press 2 to schedule a same day appointment. The online scheduling portal is unavailable at this time.

The Group Scoop

CAPS support group

Counseling Groups

Groups provide an opportunity to work through a variety of concerns within a person’s life while receiving support, gaining insight, learning and practicing new behaviors, and increasing self-esteem. In group therapy, you have the opportunity to:

  • Increase your self-awareness and focus energy into aspects of your life you wish to change.
  • Try out new behaviors and experiment with new ideas.
  • Express feelings you are hesitant to express and assert yourself in new ways.
  • Learn from other group members (and group facilitators) by getting feedback and finding out how others perceive you.

All groups are free to students who have paid student fees.

Current Groups

Interested students should call (402) 472-7450 to notify CAPS of their interest in participating. Students must schedule an Initial Evaluation or be a current CAPS patient to participate in ongoing CAPS group sessions.

Students also can join free online groups for college students and early adults each Thursday hosted by the Pathlight Mood & Anxiety Center, a national resource offering mental health support.

All Gender Graduate Therapy Group


Group facilitator(s): Kristin Jagels, MA & Ariel Perloff, MA

This group is intended for graduate-level students and designed to address issues related to being in graduate school as well as how that may impact mental health and relationships.

All Gender Undergraduate Therapy Group


Group facilitator(s): Michele Wilson, MSEd

Participate in a group with other undergrad students to gain ideas and suggestions that can help you to develop self-awareness and insight on issues impacting you and others in the group. This group provides a space to process various concerns in a safe, open, and supportive setting with peers.

Graduate Women of Color Therapy Group


Group facilitator(s): Summer Bleich, MA & Alicia Smith, MS

Being a woman of color and a graduate student can present a unique set of challenges. This processing group aims to provide a safe, secure, and supportive environment in which women can share and process their concerns and experiences with each other.

Graduate Women Therapy Group


Group facilitator(s): Mariah Johnson, MS & Michele Horsley, MA

This group provides a space for women in graduate studies to process the stressors of graduate school in a safe, open, and supportive setting with peers. Develop insight, interpersonal skills, and self-awareness with other women graduate students in this weekly group to discuss issues and life events.

Grief Group


This group intends to create a community on campus and within CAPS that invites discussions about recent losses or experiences of grief. This is an open group that can be joined at any time during the Spring 2024 semester and will meet every Friday at 10 a.m. for 90 minutes. If you are interested, please call our office at (402) 472-7450 to set up an appointment to discuss the group with the group therapists.

International Student Support Group


Group facilitator(s): Xiping (Kylie) Qiu, MS

Come and join a CAPS therapist to talk with other international students at UNL in a group with respect for confidentiality and in a nonjudgmental space.

LGBTQIA+ Students Struggling with Family Acceptance Processing Group


Group facilitator(s): Katie Meidlinger, PhD (she/hers) & Scott Winrow, PhD (he/him)

A counseling group for students who are experiencing conflict with their family concerning their sexual orientation and/or gender identity. This is an affirming group led by CAPS therapists that will focus on support and resilience.

Students Affected by Others Alcoholism/Addiction Processing Group


Group facilitator(s): Duke Engel, MA

Caring for someone with an alcohol or drug problem can create serious challenges in our lives. We hope this group will offer insight, guidance, and support in addressing these challenges.

Undergraduate BIPOC Therapy Group


Group facilitator(s): Soowhan Choi, PhD

This group is designed for undergraduate students of color to offer and receive support from peers as they develop self-awareness and insight on issues such as academics, imposter syndrome, micro-aggressions, isolation, loneliness, adjustment to college, and more.

Alcohol and Other Drug Programs

Additional Opportunities

For more information call (402) 472-7450 or email Soowhan Choi.